Woman’s clothes donate to charity

A woman’s clothes donated to a clothing donation bin.

The Palestinian woman was returning from work in the West Bank city of Nablus when she was stopped by Israeli soldiers.

“The soldiers asked me if I was carrying weapons and I said yes, I was with a Palestinian, so they shot me and took me away,” she told Al Jazeera.

Israel denies that any of its soldiers are involved in the arrest and interrogation of Palestinians, and the army says it only investigates those it suspects of committing serious crimes.

Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons have reported the use of torture by Israeli forces, while other detainees have said they have been denied access to lawyers and the right to a fair trial.

In April, a group of Palestinian detainees in the central West Bank town of Beit Sahour filed a complaint against Israel’s army and the Shin Bet security agency for their treatment of them and the other Palestinian detainees.

In a report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council, the Palestine Legal Centre accused Israeli forces of unlawful detention, excessive force, and ill-treatment of Palestinian prisoners.

The report also criticised Israel’s decision to close Palestinian communities in occupied East Jerusalem and other West Bank areas, and to confiscate Palestinian property.

Al Jazeera’s Sarah Rainsford, reporting from Gaza City, said the Israeli military has been criticised for its crackdown on protests and freedom of expression, including in the occupied West Bank.

“I don’t think it’s right that there are restrictions in Gaza, where there is a massive population of Palestinians,” she said.

“People can protest peacefully in Gaza but the military doesn’t allow people to protest in the Palestinian territory.”